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Academic Year 2012 - 13

Presented by The Mass General Postdoc Association

MGPA Post-doc Pub Night
Date: August 30, 2013
Postdocs were invited for a night of fun and networking at The Four's Bar and Restaurant in Boston.


Presented by the Mass General Postdoc Association

MGPA Day Trip to Georges Island for Postdocs and Families!
When: August 24, 2013, 11:00am
Mass General Postdoc Association (MGPA) organized a day trip to Georges Island for MGH postdocs and their families. Attendees spent a fun and relaxed afternoon enjoying the island breezes, exploring the fort, and getting to know other postdocs.


Research Fellow Orientation Lunch

Date: August 13, 2013
This session offered new MGH Research Fellows an overview of the resources, programs and events offered by the Office for Research Career Development (ORCD) and the Mass General Postdoc Association (MGPA).


Faculty Development Seminar: Communication Series

Crafting Your CV Narrative
Date: August 1, 2013
Facilitator: Theodore Stern, MD, Ned H. Cassem Professor of Psychiatry in the Field of Psychosomatic Medicine/Consultation and Director, Office for Clinical Careers
Your CV is almost complete, however, do you need help writing your CV narrative? This interactive seminar review the purpose and structure of the HMS CV narrative. Additionally, there was a practicum on how to overcome your writer's block and craft a narrative that best describes your major contributions and achievements.
Click here to view a copy of the CV Narrative Template


Faculty Development Seminar: Work-Life Balance Series

Business of Life™ Workshop
Date: July 31, 2013
Facilitator: Allison Rimm, President, Allison Rimm and Associates, LLP and   former Senior VP of Strategic Planning and Information Management at MGH

In this highly experiential workshop, attendees learned how to apply the principles of strategic planning to achieve their personal and professional goals while deriving greater fulfillment from their lives. They learned a systematic process to examine their personal skills, talents and passions and to bring who they truly ARE to all that they DO.


Panel Discussion: "Finding a Job in a Tough Market," and Vendor Fair

Presented by the Mass General Postdoc Association
Date: July 18, 2013

This two-part event began with a panel discussion featuring former MGH postdoctoral fellows who had recently transitioned to their next jobs. Attendees heard their stories about finding career success in the current difficult job market. After the panel, there was a vendor fair where attendees spoke to vendors about the newest equipment and supplies to advance their research.


Responsible Conduct of Research Series

Data Integrity: Managing Your Data Responsibly
Date: July 15, 2013
Facilitator: Dennis Brown, PhD, Director, Office for Research Career Development; Professor of Medicine
This RCR seminar provided strategies for managing laboratory data in various formats (lab notebooks, electronic media, etc) and maintaining its integrity from early data collection to post-publication.


Research Fellow Orientation Lunch

Date: July 9, 2013
This session offered new MGH Research Fellows an overview of the resources, programs and events offered by the Office for Research Career Development (ORCD) and the Mass General Postdoc Association (MGPA).


New Investigator Advancement Initiative

Setting Expectations in the Lab
Date: June 20, 2013
Speakers: Dennis Brown, PhD, Professor of Medicine; Director Office for Research Career Development and Marie Demay, MD, Professor of Medicine; Associate Program Director for Basic Science Research, Department of Medicine, MGH
The New Investigator Advancement Initiative (NIAI) is a group of MGH faculty who have their first NIH independent research grant (RO1, R21). The NIAI is an invitation only group that provides support and education during the early stages of independence.


Responsible Conduct of Research Series

“The Lab: Avoiding Research Misconduct”
Date: Thursday, June 13, 2013

Facilitator: Raymond T. Chung, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Director of Hepatology; Vice Chief, Gastroenterology Division, MGH
In this RCR seminar, participants viewed and discussed the short film, "THE LAB: Avoiding Research Misconduct," from the NIH Office of Research Integrity. As part of the discussion, audience members were asked to take on the role of different characters and make decisions about integrity in research that can have long-term consequences.


16th Annual Claflin Distinguished Scholar Awards Luncheon

Date: Wednesday, June 12, 2013

The Office for Women's Careers offered this luncheon to all Claflin award winners to celebrate their achievements. The luncheon was by invitation only


Mass General Postdoc Association

MGPA Self-Sponsored Green Card Information Session
Date: Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Panelists: Richard Iandoli, Madeline Choi Cronin, and Eoin Reilly of Iandoli & Desai, PC.

The MGPA organized an informational session about the self-sponsored Green Card application process for international postdocs. Two expert immigration lawyers explained in detail the process and requirements for the EB-1 Person of Extraordinary Ability and EB-2 National Interest Waiver (NIW) categories.
Click here to view the presentation slides.


Academic Career Advancement Series (ACAS)

Session I: Instructor to Assistant Professor
Date: June 3, 2013
Panelists: Carol Bates, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine; Assistant Dean,
  Faculty Affairs, Harvard Medical School; Jay Loeffler, MD, Herman and
  Joan Suit Professor of RadiationOncology; Chief,Radiation Oncology
  Department; Nhi-Ha Trinh, MD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry; Staff
  Research Psychiatrist, MGH Depression Clinical Research Program
Moderator:Nancy Rigotti, MD, Professor of Medicine; Associate Chief,
  General Medicine Division; Director, Office for Women’s Careers
Session II: Investigation
Date: June 5, 2013
Panelists: Zoe Fonseca-Kelly, PhD, Program Director, Faculty Appointments,
  Harvard Medical School; Henry Kronenberg, MD, Professor of Medicine; Chief,
  Endocrine Unit; Louisa Sylvia, PhD, Assistant Professor of Psychology in the
  Department of Psychiatry Associate Director, Psychological Services,
  MGH Bipolar Clinic and Research Program
Moderator:Theodore Stern, MD, Professor of Psychiatry; Chief, Avery D.
  Weisman, MD Psychiatry Consultation Service
Session III: Clinical Expertise and Innovation & Teaching and Educational Leadership
Date: June 10, 2013
Panelists:Carol Bates, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine; Assistant Dean for
  Faculty Affairs,Harvard Medical School; David Brown, MD, Associate Professor
  of Surgery; Associate Chief and Vice Chairman, Department of Emergency
  Medicine; Alberto Puig, MD, PhD Associate Professor of Medicine; Associate
  Director of the Principal Clinical Experience for HMS, MGH
Moderator:Theodore Stern, MD, Professor of Psychiatry; Chief,
  Avery D. Weisman, MD Psychiatry Consultation Service; Director, Office for
  Clinical Careers
The annual Academic Career Advancement Series helps MGH Faculty better understand the process of academic advancement and promotion.
Session I- Click here to view Dr. Carol Bates' presentation
Session II- Click here to view Dr. Fonseca-Kelly's presentation
Session III- Click here to view Dr. Carol Bates' presentation


Mass General Postdoc Association

MGPA Networking and Recruitment Barbecue

Date: Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Postdoc attenees met and socialized with other postdocs and learned about the MGPA's mission and programs at MGH.


Research Fellows Poster Celebration

Date: May 22, 2013
The ORCD Research Fellows Poster Celebration showcases the research accomplishments of MGH Postdocs and Instructors. The morning program included lectures and an awards ceremony, and posters were on display in the Bulfinch Tent the whole day.
Lectures
Trends in Biomedical Science - Emery Brown, MD, PhD
    Warren M. Zapol Professor of Anesthesia
Research Career Development lecture - Cynthia Fuhrmann, PhD
     Assistant Dean, Univ of MA Medical School
Click here to view Dr. Fuhrmann's presentation slides
Click here to view the list of the 2013 poster winners!
Click here to view a copy of the Event Program.


Faculty Development Seminar: Work-Life Balance Series

Faculty Parents Group: Media and Our Children

Date: May 16, 2013
Speaker: David S. Bickham, PhD, Center on Media and Child Health Children's Hospital, Boston
This discussion helped attendees learn more about how exposure to various forms of media affect growing children. Topics included setting "screen-time" limits, protecting children from negative media influence, and modeling appropriate use of media.


3rd Annual Office for Women's Careers Leadership Strategies Workshop

Maximize Your Leadership Style: Know It, Grow It, and Use It!
Date: May 9, 2013
Facilitators: Allison Rimm, President, Allison Rimm and Associates, LLP; Janet Long, Sr. HR Compliance Consultant, Partners Healthcare; and Special Guest Speaker: Elizabeth Mort, MD MPH, Senior Vice President Quality and Safety, Chief Quality Officer, MGH/MGPO and Senior Medical Director, Partners HealthCare
This session helped participants develop their own leadership style, build their confidence and improve their team communication.


Faculty Development Month: 5th Annual Nancy J. Tarbell, MD, Faculty Development Lectureship Series

Innovating in Health Care: An Integrated Approach

Date: May 1, 2013
Featured Speaker: Gary P. Pisano, Harry E. Figgie Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School
Click here to view video presentation


Faculty Development Seminar: Communication Series

Grant Writing Workshop
Date: April 30, 2013

Speakers: Iain Drummond, PhD, Associate Professor of Medicine; Nick Dyson, PhD, Professor of Medicine; Dennis Brown, PhD, Professor of Medicine; Darlene Dartt, PhD, Associate Professor of Ophthalmology, MEEI; Keith Miller, PhD, Mallinckrodt Professor of Pharmacology
In this workshop, senior MGH faculty shared tips for a successful application. Lectures and a mock review panel focused on R- and K- grant mechanisms.
Click here to view the presentation slides
Click hereto view NIH application standard due dates
Click here to view NIH Pathway to Independence Award
Click here to view "For Use in New Individual Training Grant (F or K Series) Applications"
Click here to view Career Development (K) Grants Checklist
Click here to view Visual Guide to NIH Career Development Awards (K Awards) for Individuals with a Research Doctorate
Click here to view Visual Guide to NIH Career Development Awards (K Awards) for Individuals with a Health-Professional Doctorate


Research Fellow Orientation Lunch

Date: April 29, 2013
This session offered new MGH Research Fellows an overview of the resources, programs and events offered by the Office for Research Career Development (ORCD) and the Mass General Postdoc Association (MGPA).


Mass General Postdoc Association

Industry Speed Networking for MGH Postdocs
Date: April 29, 2013
Attendees at this event had an opportunity for a 'one-on-one' conversation with scientists from biomedical and pharmaceutical industries to discuss possible career opportunities and learn about work-life balance in industry.


Managing Parenthood and Your Career Series

After Maternity Leave: Caring for Your Infant and Your Career
Date: April 11, 2013
Facilitators: Galit Alter, PhD, Associate Professor of Medicine, HMS; Jessica Haberer, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, HMS; Monique Tello, MD, Instructor in Medicine, HMS
Three faculty panelists discussed how they transitioned back to their careers in basic science, clinical research and patient duties. Attendees asked questions and shared ideas about balancing their infants' needs, their new role as a parent, and their busy careers.


Faculty Development Seminar: Negotiation Series

Negotiation Essentials
Date: April 9, 2013
Speaker: Robert C. Bordone, JD, Thaddeus R. Beal Clinical Professor of Law, Harvard Law School; Director, Harvard Negotiation and Mediation Clinical Program
This seminar focused on the structure of negotiation by reviewing a systematic approach on preparing to negotiate. A case study example was used to guide the participants through this process. This interactive workshop helped faculty understand the barriers and strategies to successful negotiations.


Responsible Conduct of Research Series

Mentoring: Responsibilities of Mentors & Mentees
Date: April 3, 2013
Facilitator: Rochelle Walensky, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine
In this interactive seminar, the facilitator discussed the responsibilities of mentors and mentees, and the characteristics of good mentoring relationships.
Click here to view a copy of the presentation slides.


New Investigator Advancement Initiative

Developing Your Future Research and Career Goals
Speaker: Andrea McClatchey, PhD, Professor of Pathology, HMS;
MGH Research Scholar
Date: Thursday, March 28, 2013
The New Investigator Advancement Initiative (NIAI) is a group of MGH faculty who have their first NIH independent research grant (RO1, R21). The NIAI is an invitation only group that provides support and education during the early stages of independence.


Faculty Development Seminar: Career Advancement Series

Women Inventors Speak: How to Turn Your Ideas Into Patents
Date: March 26, 2013
Panelists: Xandra Breakefield, PhD, Professor of Neurology; Tayyaba Hasan, PhD, Professor of Dermatology; Seemantini Nadkarni, PhD, Assistant Professor of Dermatology; Laurence Rahme, PhD, Associate Professor of Surgery; Moderator: Frances Toneguzzo, PhD, Executive Director, Partners Research Ventures and Licensing
This panel discussion featured four MGH women inventors who discussed their experience moving ideas through the patent process, with the help of Partners Research Ventures and Licensing Office.


Mass General Postdoc Association

International MD's in the US: Building a Research Career
Date: Monday, March 18, 2013
Speakers: Rania Esteite, MD; Guido Musch, MD
Attendees heard the experiences of International MDs who finished their postdocs then pursued clinical and research careers in the U.S.


Faculty Development Seminar: Negotiation Series

Managing Difficult Conversations
Date: March 13, 2013
Facilitator: Gillien Todd, JD, Lecturer on Law, Harvard Law School amd Consultant, Triad Consulting Group
This seminar focused on structure of difficult conversations and the systematic errors we make when trying to discuss sensitive or emotional topics. In addition, it explored the mental shifts that can help you change your difficult conversations into learning conversations.


HMS Foundation Funds Informational Forum

Presented by HMS Foundation Funds
Date: Thursday, March 7, 2013
This informational forum was held to provide information on funding opportunities open for nomination this spring through the HMS Foundation Funds.
Click here to view a copy of the presentation slides.


Faculty Development Seminar: Career Advancement Series

Drafting Your Chief's Letter
Date: March 6, 2013
This interactive session focused on how to write a convincing letter for Harvard Medical School promotion committees. Participants learned how to help their chief understand and convey your story, so that their promotion can move forward.
Facilitator: Theodore Stern, MD, Ned H. Cassem Professor of Psychiatry in the Field of Psychosomatic Medicine/Consultation, HMS; Director, Office for Clinical Careers; Chief, Avery D. Weisman, MD, Psychiatry Consultation Service
Click here to view a copy of the Presentation
Click here to view a copy of the HMS Template: Department Head Letter
Click here to view a copy of the CV Narrative Template


Faculty Development Seminar: Networking Series

"Meet and Greet" Networking Breakfast with Dr. Nancy J. Tarbell
Date: March 5, 2013
Speaker: Nancy J. Tarbell, MD, C.C. Wang Professor of Radiation Oncology; Dean for Academic and Clinical Affairs, HMS
Attendees heard from Dr. Tarbell about her career path and gained insights to help with their own career trajectories. They also learned more about the Office for Women's Careers and spent time with other women faculty colleagues.


Faculty Development Seminar: Career Advancement Series

How to Format Your HMS CV
Date: February 28, 2013
Facilitators: Bethany Westlund, PhD, Assistant Dean for Faculty Affairs, HMS;
Zoe Fonseca-Kelly, PhD, Program Director for Faculty Appointments, HMS
This seminar focused on the details of formatting the HMS CV. The HMS Office for Faculty Affairs returned to the MGH to address the details of the CV for faculty members.
Click here to view a copy of the presentation slides


Faculty Development Seminar: Communication Series

Applying for an NIH K Award: A Panel Discussion for Laboratory Researchers
Date: February 26, 2013
Panelists: Tracy Rankin, PhD, Program Director, NIH/NIDDK;Iain Drummond, PhD, Associate Professor of Medicine, HMS;Ralph Weissleder, MD, PhD, Professor of Radiology, HMS; Moderator:Dennis Brown, PhD, Professor of Medicine, HMS; Director, Office for Research Career Development; Associate Director, Center for Systems Biology

This panel discussion, featuring an NIH representative and senior MGH faculty who have mentored K awards, helped attendees answer these questions and others, and helped with putting together a successful application. This program focused on K awards designed for laboratory research careers.
Click here to view a copy of the presentation slides.


Faculty Parents Group

Having It All or Wanting What We Have
Date: February 15, 2013
Speaker: Erin Tracy, MD

Dr. Erin Tracy led a discussion of the choices working parents make to balance their family responsibilities and their careers. Most working parents have found that it is not possible to "have it all," but is it possible to take an "off-ramp" from your career in academic medicine to achieve family-career balance, and maintain your career's growth and possibilities for future "on-ramping"? Attendees shared their views and ideas, and learned from and supported colleagues.


Responsible Conduct of Research Series

Peer Review: Guidelines and Practice
Date: February 14, 2013
Facilitators: Hensin Tsao, MD, PhD, Clinical Director, MGH Melanoma & Pigmented Lesion Center; Director, MGH Melanoma Genetics Program; Dennis Brown, PhD, Dennis Brown, PhD, Director, Office for Research Career Development; Professor of Medicine
In this interactive workshop participants learned about and practiced scientific peer review. Discussion topics included: an overview of the peer review process, journal guidelines and unwritten rules, and ethical considerations for reviewers. Participants also participated in a mock peer review and received feedback from the faculty presenters.


Research Fellow Orientation Lunch

Date: February 13, 2013
This session offered new MGH Research Fellows an overview of the resources, programs and events offered by the Office for Research Career Development (ORCD) and the Mass General Postdoc Association (MGPA).


Faculty Development Seminar: Communication Series

Enhance Your Teaching Skills Surrounding Case Presentations and the Delivery of Feedback
Date: February 6, 2013
Facilitators: Cynthia Cooper, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine; Alberto Puig, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine; Theodore Stern, MD, Ned H. Cassem Professor of Psychiatry in the Field of Psychosomatic Medicine/Consultation, HMS, and Director, MGH Office for Clinical Careers
This session enhanced teaching skills by helping to set framework for case presentations and the delivery of more effective feedback. During this interactive seminar, participants gained understanding of the challenges and obstacles faced when shaping a trainee's case presentations and delivering feedback. In addition, participants benchmarked their own style of delivering feedback against patterns discussed in the literature and learned how to improve the quality of feedback provided in their role as a teacher.
Recommended Reading List


Mass General Postdoc Association

Mass General Postdoc Association Annual Meeting
Date: January 31, 2013
Speaker: James F. Gusella, PhD, Director, Center for Human Genetic Research and HMS Bullard Professor of Neurogenetics
All MGH postdoctoral were invited to attend the MGPA's Annual Membership Meeting on January 31st. Keynote speaker Professor James Gusella spoke about his groundbreaking research, and career advice for postdocs. Also at this event attendees learned more about getting involved with the MGPA, how to become eligible for an elected leadership position, and how to apply for one of the MGPA's $1000 Travel Awards.


Faculty Development Seminar: Negotiation Series

Conflict Management at Work
Date: January 30, 2013
Facilitator: Melissa Brodrick, Harvard Medical School Ombudsperson
This seminar explored the benefits of understanding conflict to provide a pragmatic, situational approach to conflict resolution. Melissa Brodrick demonstrated how and when to use the conflict-handling styles effectively and coached participants to initiate productive dialogue to deal with conflict situations.
Click here to view a copy of the presentation slides


New Investigator Advancement Initiative

Mentoring -- For Yourself and Your Mentees
Date: January 24, 2013
Speakers: Sylvie Breton, PhD, Professor of Medicine, ECOR elected Faculty Representative; Khalid Shah, PhD, Associate Professor of Radiology, winner: 2012 HMS Young Mentor Award
The New Investigator Advancement Initiative (NIAI) is a group of MGH faculty who have their first NIH independent research grant (RO1, R21). The NIAI is an invitation only group that provides support and education during the early stages of independence.


Faculty Development Seminar: Career Advancement Series

Claflin Distinguished Scholar Awards Panel Discussion

Date: January 23, 2013
Panelists: Ebru Oral, PhD, Instructor in Orthopedic Surgery,2011 Claflin Award Winner; Simona Temereanca Ibanescu, PhD, Instructor in Radiology, 2010 Claflin Award Winner; Kristin White, PhD, Associate Professor of Dermatology, Claflin Award Review Committee
The Claflin awards are designed to provide bridge funding for junior faculty to sustain research productivity during the child-rearing years with the intention of advancing women in academic medicine. This discussion covered the eligibility requirements for the awards, tips on putting together the best application, resources to help one apply, and how the award can help advance one's career.
Click here to view a copy of the presentation.
Click here to view a copy of the handouts.


Responsible Conduct of Research Series

Responsible Authorship: Ethics and Guidelines
Date: January 17, 2013
Facilitator: James B. Meigs, MD, MPH, FAHA, Associate Professor of Medicine, HMS; Co-Director, MGH Clinical Research Program, Clinical Effectiveness Research Group
This seminar presented authorship guidelines and case studies of authorship disputes that equipped researchers to discuss and determine appropriate authorship for your research collaborations.
Click here to view a copy of the presentation
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Faculty Development Seminar: Communication Series

Power of Presentation
Date: Thursday, January 10, 2013
Facilitator: Claudyne Wilder, President of Wilder Presentation
This seminar provided the tools and job aids needed to make your point to an audience more effectively. Claudyne discussed key ingredients to consider when creating and delivering a scientific talk.


Mass General Postdoc Association

MGPA Panel Career Discussion: Transition to Industry
Date: December 19, 2012
Panelists: Lauren Celano, MBA, Co-Founder and CEO, Propel Careers in Life Sciences; Yair Benita, PhD, Senior Computational Biologist, Merck; Derek Chiang, PhD, Senior Research Investigator, Novartis; Marta Fernández Suárez, PhD, Senior Scientist, Daktari Diagnostics
This panel discussion answered questions about transitioning from academic research to industry. Panelists discussed different opportunities for scientists in the biomedical industry.


Faculty Development Seminar: Work-Life Balance Series-

Yoga for Mindfulness and Resilience at Work
Date: December 13, 2012
Facilitator: Lucila Leone, LMHC, Employee Assistance Program Counselor and Certified Yoga Instructor
This interactive seminar, presented by the Office for Research Career Development, taught participants mindfulness and meditation techniques for enhancing resilience, including basic yoga skills helpful in developing a personal strategy for enhancing resilience and managing stress.


Clinician Teaching Skills Development Series

Improving Your Teaching Presentation Skills
Date: December 12, 2012
Facilitators: Theodore Stern, MD, Ned H. Cassem Professor of Psychiatry in the Field of Psychosomatic Medicine/Consultation and Director, Office for Clinical Careers; and Tristan Gorrindo, MD, Assistant Director, Center for Mental Health and Media, Department of Psychiatry
The final part of a three-part “Clinician   Teaching Skills Development Series” sponsored by the Office for Clinical Careers and the Center for Faculty Development. Multidisciplinary presenters and panelists guided attendees towards enhancement of feedback delivery, developing student’s case presentation skills, curriculum development, and presentation skills.
Click here to view a copy of Dr. Thedore Stern's presentation
Click here to view a copy of Dr. Tristan Gorrindo's presentation


Faculty Development Seminar: Career Advancement Series

Drafting Your "Chief's Letter"
Date: December 11, 2012
Facilitator: Theodore Stern, MD, Ned H. Cassem Professor of Psychiatry in the Field of Psychosomatic Medicine/Consultation and Director, Office for Clinical Careers
This interactive session focused on how to write a convincing letter for Harvard Medical School promotion committees. Participants learned how to help their chief understand and convey their story.
Click here to view a copy of the Presentation
Click here to view a copy of the HMS Template: Department Head Letter
Click here to view a copy of the CV Narrative Template


Webinar on "Academic Promotion for Teaching and Educational Leadership
at HMS - The Other New Pathway"-

From the HMS Academy Center for Teaching and Learning
Date: December 7, 2012
Presenter: Maureen T. Connelly, MD, MPH, Dean for Faculty Affairs, Assistant Professor of Population Medicine, HMS
In this session, participants learned about the criteria for and experience with faculty promotion at HMS using the teaching and educational leadership criteria.


New Investigator Advancement Initiative-

Research Integrity and Avoiding Research Misconduct
Invitation only
Date: December 6, 2012
Speakers: Paul Russell, MD, John Hommans Distinguished Professor of Surgery; Chair, HMS Committee on Faculty Conduct; Gretchen Brodnicki, JD, Dean for Faculty and Research Integrity, HMS
The New Investigator Advancement Initiative (NIAI) is a group of MGH faculty who have their first NIH independent research grant (RO1, R21). The NIAI is an invitation only group that provides support and education during the early stages of independence.


Faculty Development Seminar: Networking Series

"Meet and Greet" Faculty Networking Lunch with Patricia D'Amore, PhD
Date: December 4, 2012
Speaker: Patricia D'Amore, PhD, Professor Professor of Ophthalmology and Pathology, Harvard Medical School
This was an opportunity to hear from Dr. D'Amore about her career path and to gain insight on how to help with your own career trajectory.


Faculty Development Seminar: Communication Series

Crafting Your CV Narrative
Date: Thursday, November 29, 2012
Facilitator: Theodore Stern, MD, Ned H. Cassem Professor of Psychiatry in the Field of Psychosomatic Medicine/Consultation and Director, Office for Clinical Careers
This interactive seminar reviewed the purpose and structure of the HMS CV narrative. Additionally, there was a practicum on how to overcome writer's block and craft a narrative that best described major contributions and achievements.
Click here to view a copy of the presentation.
Click here to view a copy of the CV Narrative Template.


Building a Culture of Mentors

A Faculty Development Course for Mentors
Date: November 16, 2012
Co-sponsored by the Consortium of Harvard Affiliated Offices for Faculty Development and Diversity
The annual career development seminar sponsored by the Consortium of Harvard Affiliated Offices for Faculty Development and Diversity (CHADD) and the Harvard Clinical and Translational Science Center (CTSC Harvard Catalyst) helped to enhance mentorship skills and effectiveness among participants.
Click below to view a copy of the presentation slides:
- 'Mentoring Across Generations' by David H. Roberts, MD
- 'Feedback: an essential skill for professional development' by Jo Shapiro, MD
- 'Becoming an Effective Leader and Mentor: Strengthening your Developmental
   Network' by S. Jean Emans, MD and Ellen W. Seely, MD
- 'Mapping Your Developmental Network Exercise' by S. Jean Emans, MD and
   Ellen W. Seely, MD
- 'Strategies for Building an Institutional Mentorship Culture' by Barrett Rollins,
    MD, PhD

- 'Work/Life Balance: Some Lessons Learned' by Terry Maratos-Flier, MD
- 'Work/Life Balance: Some Lessons Learned' by Shelly F. Greenfield, MD, MPH


Managing Parenthood and Your Career Series

Parenting Tweens and Teens
Date: November 15, 2012
Panelists: Robert Gerszten, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine and Director, Clinical and Translational Research Program, MGH Heart Center; Naomi Simon, MD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Director, Center for Anxiety and Traumatic Stress Related Disorders, Psychiatry Department; Susan Slaugenhaupt, PhD, Associate Professor of Neurology and Co-Director, Genetics and Genomics Unit, Clinical Research Program
In this panel discussion three faculty parents talked about how their children's needs changed, how their parenting roles changed in response, and how they have balanced this with their busy careers in academic medicine.

 

Responsible Conduct of Research Series

Collaborative Science
Date: November 14, 2012
Facilitator: Ravi I. Thadhani, MD, Professor of Medicine and Director of Clinical Research in Nephrology at MGH
This seminar discussed best practices for setting up research collaborations founded on clear expectations, and well-defined roles for all collaborators.
Click here to view a copy of the presentation.

 

New Investigator Advancement Initiative

MGH Research Landscape; Tips for New Investigators from
    Research Management

Invitation only
Date: November 8, 2012
Speakers: Harry Orf, PhD, MGH Senior Vice President for Research; Gary Smith, Senior Administrative Director - MGH Research.
The New Investigator Advancement Initiative (NIAI) is a group of MGH faculty who have their first NIH independent research grant (RO1, R21). The NIAI is an invitation only group that provides support and education during the early stages of independence.

 

Clinician Teaching Skills Development Series

As a Teacher: Building an Academic Product
Date: November 7, 2012
Facilitators: Theodore Stern, MD, Ned H. Cassem Professor of Psychiatry in the Field of Psychosomatic Medicine/Consultation and Director, Office for Clinical Careers; and Eugene Beresin, MD, Director, Center for Mental Health and Media, Department of Psychiatry
Part two of a three-part “Clinician Teaching Skills Development Series” sponsored by the Office for Clinical Careers and the Center for Faculty Development. Multidisciplinary presenters and panelists guided attendees towards enhancement of feedback delivery, developing student’s case presentation skills, curriculum development, and presentation skills.
Click here to view a copy of the presentation


Research Fellow Orientation Lunch

Date: Friday, October 26, 2012
This session offered new MGH Research Fellows an overview of the resources, programs and events offered by the Office for Research Career Development (ORCD) and the Mass General Postdoc Association (MGPA).


MGPA Movie Screening and Pub Night

Date: October 24, 2012
The Mass General Postdoc Association hosted an event to view Naturally Obsessed, a documentary about becoming a scientist. www.naturallyobsessed.com Following the movie, the MGPA held it's first Pub Night at the Hill Tavern.


New Investigator Advancement Initiative

Overview/goals of the New Investigators Group;
Introduction to ORCD, CFD and ECOR

Invitation only
Date: October 18, 2012
Speakers: Ray Kelleher, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Neurology and ECORelected Faculty Representative; Robert Kingston, PhD, Professor of Molecular Biology, Chief of Molecular Biology, Chair of ECOR.
The New Investigator Advancement Initiative (NIAI) is a group of MGH faculty who have their first NIH independent research grant (RO1, R21). The NIAI is an invitation only group that provides support and education during the early stages of independence.


MGH New Faculty Orientation

Date: October 4, 2012
The Center for Faculty Development hosted the annual MGH New Faculty Orientation for faculty across all departments that recently joined MGH. This was an opportunity to hear from senior faculty leaders and familiarize themselves with key information to enhance their MGH experience. The three-hour session provided an overview of the MGH environment and faculty resources.
2012 New Faculty Resource Guide
Click below to view a copy of the presentation slides:
- MGH Overview by Peter Slavin, MD
- MGPO Overview by David Torchiana, MD
- MGH Research Environment by Harry Orf, PhD
- Teaching & Education Environment by Theodore Stern, MD
- HMS Overview by Maureen Connelly, MD
- CFD Overview by Anne Klibanski, MD & Theodore Stern, MD


Clinician Teaching Skills Development Series

Enhancing Teaching Skills
Date: October 3, 2012
Part one of a three-part “Clinician Teaching Skills Development Series” sponsored by the Office for Clinical Careers and the Center for Faculty Development. Multidisciplinary presenters and panelists guide attendees towards enhancement of feedback delivery, developing student’s case presentation skills, curriculum development, and presentation skills.
Recommended Reading List


Postdoc Appreciation Ice Cream Social

Date: September 27, 2012
In honor of National Postdoc Appreciation Week, the MGH Office for Research Career Development hosted an event to thank all Research Fellows for their scientific contributions to the MGH research enterprise.


Women in Medicine Month Annual Reception

From Chemical Engineering to Clinical Department Chair: Lessons Learned as a Woman in Academic Medicine
Date: September 20, 2012
Guest Speaker: Merit E. Cudkowicz, MD, MSc, Julieanne Dorn Professor of Neurology; Chief, Department of Neurology
In commemoration of Women in Medicine month, the Office for Women's Careers hosted the 15th Annual Women in Medicine Month reception celebrating women faculty.


Research Fellow Orientation Lunch

Date: Friday, September 14, 2012
This session offered new MGH Research Fellows an overview of the resources, programs and events offered by the Office for Research Career Development (ORCD) and the Mass General Postdoc Association (MGPA).


Faculty Development Seminar: Communication Series

Publishing in the 21st Century
Date: September 12, 2012
Facilitator: Martin Frank, PhD, Executive Director, American Physiological Society
This talk explored the ever changing face of scientific publishing.
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English as a Second Language classes - Fall 2012 Semester

The Office for Research Career Development offered a 15-week course to the MGH Research Community (Faculty, Postdocs, Research Staff) in English as a Second Language (ESL) August through December.





Previously recorded programs available online:

Faculty Development Seminar: Career Advancement Series-

Climbing the Academic Ladder: Practical Points and Steps
Program on September 10, 2010 facilitated by Theodore Stern, MD, Director of the Office for Clinical Careers, Professor of Psychiatry in the field of Psychosomatic Medicine/Consultation at HMS, and Chief of the Avery D. Weisman, MD, Psychiatry Consultation Service.
A 3-part seminar geared towards:
Session 1- Understanding the HMS Promotions Process
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Session 2- Preparing Your CV in the HMS Format
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Session 3- Crafting Your CV Narrative
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Faculty Development Seminar: Communication Series-

Effective Negotiation Skills
Program on December 10, 2007 presented by Linda Wilcox, Ombudsperson for the HMS/HSDM/HSPH.
Explore ways for you to become a more effective negotiator. This case-based interactive seminar is to help you approach controversial conversations. The speaker focused on relevant negotiation skills and strategies that you can practice in real-life situations.
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Faculty Development Seminar: Career Advancement Series-

HMS/HSDM CV: 'How to Format' the new HMS CV
Program on April 24, 2009 presented by Mary C. Walsh, PhD, Program Director, Faculty Appointment, HMS Office of Faculty Affairs.
Following the more general CV seminars offered, this seminar focused on the details of formatting the new HMS CV. The HMS Office for Faculty Affairs returned to the MGH to address the faculty, administrators and administrative assistants who work directly on the details of the CV for their faculty.
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Academic Career Development Series-

What it takes to get promoted in your area of excellence...
Teaching and Educational Leadership

Program on June 2, 2009 included the following panelists:
Beverly MK Biller, MD, Professor of Medicine and Clinical Director, MGH Fellowship in Endocrinology
Robert A. Novelline, MD, Professor of Radiology and Director of Emergency Radiology Division
Theodore A. Stern, MD, Professor of Psychiatry and Director of Consultation Psychiatry for Adult Hospital Patients
Moderated by Jules L. Dienstag, MD, Professor of Medicine and Dean for Medical Education
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Academic Career Development Series-

What it takes to get promoted in your area of excellence...
Investigation

Program on June 17, 2009 included the following panelists:
Xandra O. Breakefield, PhD, Professor of Neurology and Director of the Laboratory of Experimental Gene Therapy, Department of Neurology
Anne Klibanski, MD, Laurie Carrol Guthart Professor of Medicine and Chief of the Neuroendocrine Unit
David N. Louis, MD, Benjamin Castleman Professor of Pathology and Chief of the Department of Pathology
Moderated by Stephen B. Calderwood, MD, Morton N. Swartz MD Academy Professor of Medicine and Chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases
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Academic Career Development Series-

What it takes to get promoted in your area of excellence...
Clinical Expertise and Innovation

Program on June 25, 2009 included the following panelists:
David N. Caplan, MD,PhD Professor of Neurology Medicine and Director of the Cognitive Behavioral Neurology Unit
Maureen T. Connelly, MD, Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs at Harvard Medical School
Theresa C. McLoud, MD, Professor of Radiology, Associate Radiologist in Chief and Director of Education, Department of Radiology
Moderated by Andrew L. Warshaw, MD, W. Gerald Austen Professor of Surgery and Chief of the Department of Surgery
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